Lexington ethics panel would get subpoena power

Staff, wire reportsMarch 5, 2013 

State Sen. Julie Denton, R-Louisville

HERALD-LEADER

A bill that would give ­subpoena power to ­committees in Lexington and Louisville that investigate alleged ­ethics ­violations within local ­government is heading to the full House.

The House Local ­Government Committee ­unanimously approved Senate Bill 117 on Monday. The Senate approved the bill 35-1 last month. The bill applies only to urban county governments.

Sen. Julie Denton, R-­Louisville, said the bill was in response to alleged ethics violations of council ­members in Louisville. SB 117 would give ethics committees ­administrative subpoena power to gather ­documents and compel ­witnesses to testify.

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